By Ludwig Edelstein
A vintage research of drugs in antiquity, old drugs brings jointly a lot of Ludwig Edelstein's most vital paintings on a subject matter that occupied him all through a extraordinary profession. integrated is his well known translation of and remark at the Hippocratic Oath, in addition to his different writings at the oath which display how peculiar it really is of Greek scientific concept. The e-book additionally explores the effect of empiricism and skepticism on Greek and Roman medication, the perform of anatomy and dietetics in antiquity, and the relation of historic drugs to old philosophy.
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Burnet, E. R. E. , s. v. Pythago ras and Pythagoreanism, X, 526 a-b , holds that Philolaus' view as represented by Plato is different from Orphic beliefs and characterizes as Pythagorean the "higher side" of this teaching, that is, its moral implications. But cf. also 1. M . Linforth, The A rts of Orpheus, 1941 , esp. pp. 168 ff. At any rate, one cannot claim on the basis of the words lv á:rol'fY9Ton which Plato uses that the reiection of suicide is Orphic rather than Pythagorean (con trary to S.
I t would be more adequate, however, to speak of equality, • 35 PART ONE Finally, as a Pythagorean postulate the clause takes on a peculiar significance for the physician . 1 t is j ustice first of ali that is required from him. This virtue, to the average people, meant to Jive in accord ance with the laws of the state. '16 To Plato, wherever he does not speak of justice in his own peculiar usage as the perfect working of the human soul in ali its functions, justice was mainly a civic virtue.
Also Daremberg , op. , p. 5 7 . 33 PA RT ONE They put themselves in to hi s hands, and the physician comes in contact wi th wom en and maidens and with very precious possessions indeed ; so toward ali these self-control shou ld be used . 107 I do not wish to raise the issue, whether justice is here commended for u tilitarian rather than moral reasons. Nor do I emphasize the fact that only if i t had a moral bent could this assertion be likened to the Oath . 108 ln refutation of the argument of modem in terpreters it is enough to say that the parallel referred to is by far less comprehensive and less rigorous than the state men t which it is su pposed to explain .